Meet Our Clergy

The Reverend Tom M. Murphy

Rev. Tom M. Murphy joined us as the 22nd Rector of St. Thomas’ in July of 2021.

Tom came to us from St. Paul’s in Jersey City, NJ where he Rector 2013-2021. He was active in several organizations and was a strong advocate for Jersey City Together, a community organizing effort focused on affordable housing, safe streets, and effective schools. Tom graduated summa cum laude from New Jersey City University with a BA in History and Saint Peter’s College, with a Master of Arts in Education. He graduated with honors from The General Theological Seminary in New York City in 2007. Tom is married to Susan Suarez, who is a Doctorate in Educational Technology Leadership.

Reverend Tom personifies the warmth and welcoming of the Christian faith and is eager to share its message of hope and redemption with anyone and everyone. He lives out his baptismal covenant and invites both parishioners and visitors to do the same through personal connections. As a leader, he is actively engaged as the church’s face in the local community to address the needs of all God’s people, but particularly the underserved, the unjustly served and the marginalized.

St. Thomas’ is blessed and fortunate to have Tom provide the spiritual leadership our Parish needs as we face the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Ephesians 4:11-12 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.